They're both divas. Wade is not consistent. I think Lebron is a better player than him. Wade is too streaky, Lebron is consistent.
KD has built his reputation as a scorer, and his scoring titles 3 years in a row doesn't really help him shed that "scorer" label either. He is a great all all-around player (passing, making plays, defense [highly underrated here], etc.) He really is becoming a complete all-around player, but his only weakness still is he settles for jumpshots. The way he asserted himself in the 4th last night to pull out the win, that's leadership and knowing when exactly to take over. I've been a KD fan, but he is on a completely different level than last year, he's matured and the league needs to look out. I knew the series would be good, but I didn't think it was this good.
As much as I hate Lebron, his game is amazing, he really is the total package in terms of being a complete player. He does everything well and makes very smart basketball plays and best of all he's a pass first player. He just lacksthe killer instinct during crunchtime to put the team on his back.
Wade has the killer instinct Lebron doesn't have, that's it. When it's crunchtime Wade gets to the basket in ways that Lebron wish he could. Lebron has shown that instinct in the past (playoffs against the Pistons), but overall he's too passive to really take over during crunch time. He's one of the best closers, but I don't believe he is the best player on the team. He is the best leader on the team, and he's shown that by taking a backseat to Lebron until Lebron defers to him.
I still hate Wade and Lebron though. Whiniest bunch in the NBA, Barkley says and I completely agree. They feel entitled to everything and it's ridiculous, they haven't earned anything.
Lebron cant shoot either. The only time he can shoot is when his team has a good lead he begins to get over confident and shoots a lot. But when the game is close he absolutely cannot shoot. He relies on getting other players open shots or taking the ball to the hoop
Durant on the other hand we've seen can do it all
You also have to remember that kd is extremely young. He has nowhere near the experience that Lebron has and I think he is already a better player. Once his basketball iq goes up...he'll become impossible to guard
As I watch this game you cab just see how Lebron isn't a fundamentally sound player. Sure he can fill the state sheet but its just pure hell to watch. So many violations he's committed tonight and your point's he gets a get out of jail free card. This guy is not good.
Exactly what I've been saying this whole time. 12 of his first 14 points were under the hoop wide open unguarded. He is not a great player. He's really good, but he's nowhere near kds caliber.
Point is, Miami doesn't get quality shots off for majority of their possessions and especially during crunch time. That's a coaching error as much as the players' errors. Miami had the advantage once Pierce fouled out, they just didn't capitalize. This is exactly why they will lose if they make it to the Finals, SA and OKC are twice the team MIA is.